Last month marked the one-year anniversary of the tragic helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others. Now, Kobe’s wife Vanessa Bryant is criticizing rapper Meek Mill over lyrics about Kobe she claims are “extremely insensitive and disrespectful.”
The song in question, called “Don’t Worry (RIP Kobe),” leaked online last week and contains the following lyric:
“If I ever lack, I’m goin’ out with my chopper, it be another Kobe.”
As for Vanessa Bryant, she wasted no time at all telling Mill exactly what she thought about the song.
On her Instagram Story, Vanessa wrote, “Dear @meekmill, I find this line to be extremely insensitive and disrespectful. Period. I am not familiar with any of your music, but I believe you can do better than this. If you are a fan, fine, there’s a better way to show your admiration for my husband. This lacks respect and tact.”
Mill caught flack on Monday for a since-deleted tweet in which he wrote, “I’m going back savage in this shit … f#%k ya feelings!”
However, he tweeted Tuesday to clarify that this message was not directed toward Vanessa and he had apologized to her privately.
“I apologized to her in private earlier today not to the public,” Mill wrote. “Nothing I say on my page directed to a internet viral moment or the family of a grieving woman! If you care about someone grieving change the subject!”
The song in question has been deleted from YouTube and from social media, which may indicate Mill is pulling the song out of respect for Vanessa.
Then again, the only reason we know about this song is that it leaked onto the internet last week, so Mill may simply be cleaning house and protecting his brand.
Mill seemed to respond to the controversy behind the song, tweeting Monday, “I don’t think we on the same signal y’all .. I don’t see what y’all see.”
In an earlier tweet, he wrote, “somebody promo a narrative and y’all follow it…. y’all internet antics cannot stop me.”